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International School of London


ISL promotes multilingualism as a fundamental element of intercultural understanding and international-mindedness.

In line with our ethos, our Languages programme is carefully designed to meet the diverse language needs of all our students. The Languages Programme starts in Early Childhood 1.

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Home Language / Mother Tongue

The development of a student’s Home Language/Mother Tongue is key to their social and academic development, as well as maintaining links with family and ensuring a wide range of academic and economic future possibilities.

Language Acquisition

PYP students benefit from being exposed to a diverse multilingual and multicultural environment. Students who are not enrolled in the Home Language/Mother Tongue Programme, are given the opportunity to learn French or Spanish.


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English Language Learning

PYP students who are new to learning in English, are supported in their journey from acquiring social, conversational English to developing their academic English. Specialist ELL teachers work alongside classroom teachers to design a personalised programme for every student.

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